Clifton and Lucy Senior Leap Trainers


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We have an outstanding pool of trainers with extensive experience in youth work, criminal justice interventions, identity and community activism. Leap is also fortunate to have several programme graduates train and qualify as young trainers; delivering training to adult practitioners and community groups across London.

Meet our Senior Management Team and Leap Staff.

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Tony Weekes

Specialism is with young people, identity and group offending curriculum

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Katharine Yates

Specialism is in physical theatre, gender-based violence and identity curriculum

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Nik Pitcher

Specialism is in drama therapy gender-based and group violence

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Rene Manradge

Specialism is in conflict resolution and art design

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Clifton McDonald

Specialism is in masculinity, identity and leadership curriculum

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Ali Gibbs

Specialism is in intervention programmes within adult and young women prisons

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Amanda Nelmes

Specialism is in the care and prison sector

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Jassy Denison

Specialism is in Psychological studies and leadership development

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Dionne Emmerson

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Natasha Aldonza


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Grit Kalkowski

Specialism in criminal justice interventions, serious violence and gender-based violence

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Jim Pope

Specialism in the creative arts and mental health

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Samson Osinnowo

Specialism in care sector and serious violence

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Rachel Batten

Specialism in safeguarding and mental health

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Neil Fosberry

Specialism is in youth work and community activism

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Lucy Shaljian

Specialism is in theatre, sexual health and gender-based violence

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Kirat Kaylan

Specialism in criminal justice policy and mental health

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Kweku Aacht

Specialism in peace and reconciliation programmes in the UK and South Africa

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Petra Hilgers

Specialism in conflict coaching in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda and the UK.


Janice Gittens

Specialism in trauma-informed practice, mental health and identity curriculum


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